07 Mar 2024

Call for Development Group members – Light Rail – Management of rail safety worker competencies Code of Practice

The closing date for nominations – Friday April 5 2024

The Rail Industry Safety and Standards Board (RISSB) is seeking nominations from people to join a Development Group to develop the Light Rail – Management of rail safety worker competencies Code of Practice.

How will this product help the rail industry? 

Your contribution to the development of this Code of Practice will help provide the light rail industry with the processes and tools to assist in managing the competencies of rail safety workers. 


The Light Rail – Management of rail safety worker competencies Code of Practice aims to provide the light rail industry with a harmonized approach to managing competency management systems for light rail operators and maintainers.

The scope of this Code of Practice is aimed at Rail Safety Workers and includes:

  • The development of competency management systems, including identifying criteria and standards.
  • Training of competence for rail safety workers, including for new networks.
  • Assessing competence, including coaching and mentoring of rail safety workers.
  • The maintenance of competencies, re-certification and incident management (including post-incident plans).
  • The recording of competency information and record-keeping.
  • Identifying and maintaining competent assessors to manage the competency management system.

Time commitment 

Development Group membership is voluntary and requires the support of your organisation to attend and contribute. Meetings will be held on set dates between May 2024 and April 2025. The meetings will be conducted via video conference.

Further information on the responsibilities of a Development Group member can be obtained from the RISSB Website.

How to contribute

Stakeholders and interested parties are invited to submit nominations for subject matter experts to join this Development Group to contribute to the overall depth and quality of the product.

All nominations and enquiries are to be submitted via email to our Standards Development Manager Russ Evans at revans@rissb.com.au.

As part of your nomination, please provide a brief including your contact details, interest in this development (materially affected party, subject matter expert, etc.), and any other information supporting your participation. This information will assist us in ensuring balanced representation from all major interest categories in developing this document.

The closing date for nominations is Friday April 5 2024.